23 September 2021 Asimina triloba (Paw Paw)

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There was a May frost which destoyed many of the flowers. Only a few fruit were produced. The fruits shown are not fully ripe. It appears a frost stimulates them and the fruit falls to the ground.

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20 September 2021 Marijuana before harvest

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Have been using my small USB camera to study trichomes on mushroom plants. Using trichomes to ascertain best harvest date. My ideal time is when the trichomes have all turned white.

All the pictures indicate that the ice mushroom trichomes have some time to change from crystal to white. How long, have no time frame. Most internet mushroom photos are much lacking in detail, that would be useful.

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17 September 2021 Marijuana

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17 September 2021 Trichomes
Marijuana plants are in bloom. The mushroom shaped trichome are tranparent. The knobs on top of the mushroom shape will fill out with the pot active ingredient (THC) when fully mature also change to amber color and if not colordd with be white.

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16 September 2021 Dicing Machine VEVOR

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Still testing my new Dicing Machine. Decided to see how it processed an onion. It diced the onion perfectly in record time. It was cooked with a previously steam cooked potato. Slicing an onion use to be a chore avoided. This device makes processing a pleasure.

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16 September 2021 Removing Garlic skin

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Garlic skin removal. This method works effectively. The press used is available at garage sales. It is stong and effective. I don’t think the press is made now. Garlic to get full benefits need be utilized raw. I use my Champion Juicer to process, but there are probbly other methods of crushing. After crushing the garlic must be left to mi about an hour.

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15 September 2021 Vegetable Soup Diced

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Purchased a chopper for processing vegetables for making soup. The simple mechanical manual device reduces vgetables to about 1/4 inch pieces for soup. This operation is tedious using a knife. Process was to reduce the vegetbles to a small size then cook in a double boiler. The device works well and was a good purchase.

Here is the URL for the device. https://www.vevor.com/products/commercial-chopper-vegetable-dicer-tomato-slicer-shaper-3-8-food-chopper-steel#gallery-1

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14 September 2021 Marijuana

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Three marijuana plants. Perfect specimens.

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13 September 2021 Concord Grapes Processing

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Procesed my garden Concord grapes 25 pounds into 9 liters of pressure juice at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. The grapes were cooked, blended into a slurry, strained through a 2 mm mesh, and pressure canned. The residue was mostly seed fed to birds. About 5 liters of water was added to make the juice drinkable. The end product is a bit tart since the grapes were picked too soon but is acceptable. I visited a commercial grower and he informed me the grapes should be left on the vine for two more weeks to get sweeter. Concord grapes make a pleasant drink.

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12 September 2021 Concord Grapes

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Twenty five pounds of grapes were obtained. The substrates were mostly removed by swiping across chicken wire mesh screen. It started to rain so I left turning into juice until tomorrow. It requires about 2 pounds of grapes to make liter of slurry juice. I buy more grapes as required from a grower in my area for 22 dollars a bushel. I need about five bushels, pick your own.

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